Dishwasher not draining, drying cycle error Electrolux ESF 4120
I have a practical mind, but no real experience with dishwashers.
This started a few days ago, where the door of the unit kept popping open, so I adjusted the clip and all was fine, while I was in there, I cleaned the filters, and there was a lot of debris. (My guess is this is where the problem began with debris then falling down when i took the filter out) I installed the filter again, and then started an empty cycle and all seemed well. A few cycles down the line and the machine will not start, I try everything to see if there was anything stuck. So I went to the instructions the error light that appeared was to do with the draining. After a night of getting a few bits of debris out, from the intake, I left it until this morning when I opened it up and checked all the pipes, and found a few more bits. (Would the dishwasher have a safety switch to stop the pump from burning itself out?) The few bits the I found were nearly identical diameter to the inside of the pipe (The metal rings that are at the base of a wick of a candle)
I also do know the machine has been run without tablets, could the build up of grease cause this?
Any advise would be much appreciated
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Re: Dishwasher not draining, drying cycle error...
You didn't say what model you have, most dishwashers have a float switch inside to prevent over filling and subsequent flooding. If this switch is stuck, the dishwasher won't start.
Open the door and look inside the unit. The float should look a little like a mushroom cap. Make sure it travels up and down smoothly. It's usually on the right side closer to the front of the machine.
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Electrolux Dishwasher Error Code 01 Fault Condition: Water Leak Is Detected (Sensor under the dishwasher detected a leak) Repair or Check: Remove power to the dishwasher. Check hoses, pumps, and tub to find the leak. Replace any parts leaking. Parts Required: Drain Hose - Drain Pump - Recirculation Pump
Electrolux Dishwasher Error Code 02 Fault Condition: Thermistor Sensor Fail Repair or Check: Remove power power to the dishwasher and check the thermistor sensor circuit wiring. If the wiring checks out then replace the thermistor sensor. Parts Required: Thermistor Sensor Electrolux Dishwasher Error Code 03 Fault Condition: Wash Motor Fail Repair or Check: Remove power to the dishwasher. Inspect the wiring for the wash motor. If the wiring checks out then check for an blockage in the pump. Replace the wash motor if the pump is not blocked and the wiring checks out. Parts Required: Wash Motor Electrolux Dishwasher Error Code 04 Fault Condition: Upper Fan Fail Repair or Check: Remove power to the dishwasher and check the wiring for the upper fan. If the wiring checks out then replace the upper fan. Parts Required: Upper Fan Electrolux Dishwasher Error Code 05 Fault Condition: Upper Fan/Vent Fail Repair or Check: Remove power to the dishwasher and check the wiring for the upper fan vent. If the wiring checks out then replace the upper fan vent. Parts Required: Upper Fan/Vent Electrolux Dishwasher Error Code 06 Fault Condition: Lower Fan Fail Repair or Check: Remove power to the dishwasher and check the wiring for the lower fan. If the wiring checks out then replace the lower fan. Parts Required: Lower Fan Electrolux Dishwasher Error Code 07 Fault Condition: Drain Valve Fail Repair or Check: Remove power to the dishwasher and check the wiring for the drain valve. If the wiring checks out then replace the drain valve. Parts Required: Drain Valve Electrolux Dishwasher Error Code 08 Fault Condition: User Interface Control Fail Repair or Check: A switch on the user interface is possibly defective. Replace the complete user interface. Parts Required: User Interface Control
Electrolux Dishwasher Error Code 09 Fault Condition: Communication Fail From User Interface Control TO Electronic Control Board Repair or Check: Remove power to the dishwasher and check for any loose wiring connections between the user interface control and the electronic control board. If the wires and connections check out then replace the user interface control. If the problem persists then replace the electronic control board. Parts Required: User Interface Control - Electronic Control Board Electrolux Dishwasher Error Code 10 Fault Condition: Electronic Control Board (Relay) Fail Repair or Check: A relay on the electronic control board possibly failed. Replace the complete electronic control board. Parts Required: Electronic Control Board Electrolux Dishwasher Error Code 11 Fault Condition: Drain Valve Fail Repair or Check: Remove power to the dishwasher and check the wiring for the drain valve. If the wiring checks out then replace the drain valve. Parts Required: Drain Valve Electrolux Dishwasher Error Code 12 Fault Condition: Drain Valve Position (Drain valve has activated when it should be turned off) Repair or Check: Remove power to the dishwasher. Check the drain valve wiring for an issue. If the wiring checks out then replace the electronic control board. (This is because the drain valve relay on the control board is stuck) If the problem persists then replace the drain valve. Parts Required: Electronic Control Board - Drain Valve Electrolux Dishwasher Error Code 13 Fault Condition: Electronic Control Board Fail Repair or Check: The control board has a component failure. Replace the complete electronic control board. Parts Required: Electronic Control Board Electrolux Dishwasher Error Code 30
Inconsistency between level on electronic pressure switch and level on anti boiling pressure switch. Electrolux Dishwasher Error Code 50
Fault on the wash motor circuit. On some Electrolux dishwashers the motor has a control board located at the back at the bottom just behind the wash motor.
The anti-flood system has been triggered means that water remains in base because leakage or overflow. In this case, in order to prevent flooding, drain pump running continuously.
Remedy: you should first remove the water from the bottom of the dishwasher and determine leakage.
If you work around the dishwasher, you always take care that appliance must be disconnected from the power supply.
I understand you have an error code of a leak detected on your Electrolux dishwasher, model# EIDW5905JS0A. I also see that your drain was clogged to start and after you cleared the clog was when the error came up. I suggest resetting your appliance, be either unplugging it or shutting the power off at your home's circuit breaker, for 20-30 minutes. Restore power and try any cycle. I ask that you please follow up with a comment on the post, at your convenience, to advise if further troubleshooting is needed or if your appliances status has changed successfully. Hope this is helpful.
I had the same issue (Electrolux ESF 6251). I had both error codes 10 and 30. I found that the short hose connecting the inlet valve (solenoid) to the tank was cracked. That explained error code 30, but even after replacing the hose I still got error code 10. I checked water supply and also drain hose and filters. I realized that I had recently tried to flush out lime scale and suspect that the drain or pump had lines could have clogged up. I tried pumping into the floor drain inside the dishwasher (removed the filter cartridge and screen) simply with a suction cup like you use in the kitchen sink. Voila. Now it works again...
Check all areas stated below to address this issue.
1. Air gap / Drain hoses If there is an air gap (located in
the sink, near the faucet), check to see if it is clogged. Unscrew the
top cap and see if there is anything blocking inside. Note: If there is
no air gap installed, the dishwasher might not drain properly.
If the drain hose is clogged, the dishwasher would not drain. If there
is an air gap installed, it is very common that a hose going from the
air gap into the garbage disposer is clogged. Remove and clean the
hose. Make sure to reattach the hose before starting the dishwasher.
Note: If you recently had a garbage disposer installed, it is common to overlook removing the drain plug.
2. Broken belt
Some dishwasher models use a belt to drive the pump. Replace the belt if found broken.
Note: Sometimes the belt would just come off the pump. Even though it
might not be broken, it is recommended that you replace the belt,
because it is probably too stretched out.
Some models have two impellers inside the pump - one, wash impeller,
takes care of the wash cycles, the other, drain impeller, drains the
water out. If the drain impeller is broken (broken blades, shaft), the
dishwasher would not drain. Replace any broken pump components.
4. Drain solenoid
Some models (for example most GE dishwashers) use a drain solenoid to
drain water out. Sometimes the solenoid gets stuck, preventing the
water from draining out. Try to free up the solenoid. If unsuccessful,
you might have to replace the pump assembly.
If the motor is stuck, it is sometimes possible to free it up by manually spinning the motor.
Replace the motor if defective.
Replace if defective (note: uncommon problem).